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How the nervous system works
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How the nervous system works

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken conduct an experiment and use models to demonstrate how our nervous system works.

Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken conduct an experiment and use models to demonstrate how our nervous system works.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth
David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Hiro faces dilemma after revealing microbots
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Hiro faces dilemma after revealing microbots

Clip from Big Hero 6
After revealing the invention that he hopes will get him into nerd school, Krei Tech's CEO offers to buy the technology, but Callaghan warns the boy Krei is unethical.

After revealing the invention that he hopes will get him into nerd school, Krei Tech's CEO offers to buy the technology, but Callaghan warns the boy Krei is unethical.

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony
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Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Protection Board and forced removal
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Protection Board and forced removal

Clip from First Australians
In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, ...

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, Indigenous people are forcibly moved to Lake Tyres Mission.

Windradyne and the Bathurst War
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Windradyne and the Bathurst War

Clip from First Australians
In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

Crafting spearheads from obsidian
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Crafting spearheads from obsidian

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation
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Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

The five seasons
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The five seasons

Clip from Gardening Australia Special
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Coral cores reveal climate change
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Coral cores reveal climate change

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Ghost net hunting
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Ghost net hunting

Clip from Coast Australia
Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

What it's really like to perform Hamlet
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What it's really like to perform Hamlet

Clip from An Obsession With Hamlet
A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

Saturn's moon Titan
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Saturn's moon Titan

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than ...

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than water.

Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island
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Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island

Clip from The Great Barrier Reef
Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism
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Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism

Clip from Naturally Australia
Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Ethical dilemma - the impact of cars
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Ethical dilemma - the impact of cars

Clip from Compass
A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

Living ethically - the outcomes
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Living ethically - the outcomes

Clip from Compass
A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

Roman law in ancient Rome
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Roman law in ancient Rome

Clip from The Time Compass
Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

Many of the 'rules' of law currently used in the western world are based on Roman law, created thousands of years ago

Life in a Victorian slum - dog eat dog
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Life in a Victorian slum - dog eat dog

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum
Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.

Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.

Mayor marries crocodile. Seriously.
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Mayor marries crocodile. Seriously.

Clip from The Feed
The mayor of a Mexican town has married a crocodile in a tradition meant to bring luck to the town.

The mayor of a Mexican town has married a crocodile in a tradition meant to bring luck to the town.

MRI scan shows internal fat
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MRI scan shows internal fat

Clip from 10 Things You Need To Know About
Michael Mosley gets an MRI scan to see how much internal fat he has. It's not good news.

Michael Mosley gets an MRI scan to see how much internal fat he has. It's not good news.

The hellish atmosphere on Venus
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The hellish atmosphere on Venus

Clip from Weirdest Weather in the Universe
Explains the impact of extreme atmospheric pressure on temperature and how greenhouse gasses have created hellish conditions on Venus.

Explains the impact of extreme atmospheric pressure on temperature and how greenhouse gasses have created hellish conditions on Venus.

Spectacular dust storms on Mars
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Spectacular dust storms on Mars

Clip from Weirdest Weather in the Universe
Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

How clothes manufacturing changed in the 1870s
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How clothes manufacturing changed in the 1870s

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum
In the 1870s, poor families had to cope with increased competition from manufacturers overseas. They had to learn to make clothes in bulk.

In the 1870s, poor families had to cope with increased competition from manufacturers overseas. They had to learn to make clothes in bulk.

Life in a Victorian slum - living quarters
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Life in a Victorian slum - living quarters

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum
A recreation of the housing for three types of poor families in Victorian London - an unskilled family, skilled family and a rent collector.

A recreation of the housing for three types of poor families in Victorian London - an unskilled family, skilled family and a rent collector.

Shakespeare is hard to understand skit
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Shakespeare is hard to understand skit

Clip from You're Skitting Me
At Stratford Upon Avon high school, a student tries to copy answers from a teenage Shakespeare, but doesn't understand a word Shakespeare has written! Funny skit from the ...

At Stratford Upon Avon high school, a student tries to copy answers from a teenage Shakespeare, but doesn't understand a word Shakespeare has written! Funny skit from the junior comedians.

World Solar Challenge prototype car
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World Solar Challenge prototype car

Clip from Scope
Flinders University's Stuart Wildy and Curtis Merrett reveal their prototype for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, describing the process of designing a ...

Flinders University's Stuart Wildy and Curtis Merrett reveal their prototype for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, describing the process of designing a solar-powered car, and testing out the technologies on a modified golf cart.

Aerodynamics of cyclists and sportswear
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Aerodynamics of cyclists and sportswear

Clip from Scope
Monash University's Tim Crouch demonstrates how a wind tunnel is used to test the aerodynamic characteristics of cyclist positions, equipment and materials, including the ...

Monash University's Tim Crouch demonstrates how a wind tunnel is used to test the aerodynamic characteristics of cyclist positions, equipment and materials, including the clothing worn.

Making rubbish collection 'smarter'
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Making rubbish collection 'smarter'

Clip from Scope
Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube ...

Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube that compacts waste.

Selecting optimum sheep feed
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Selecting optimum sheep feed

Clip from Scope
CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring ...

CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring the preferences of the animals.

Identifying biofortified grains
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Identifying biofortified grains

Clip from Scope
Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, ...

Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, and why those nutrients are important.

'Protostorming' projects at Questacon
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'Protostorming' projects at Questacon

Clip from Scope
Questacon's Sarah Clark demonstrates the principle of "protostorming" at the National Science and Technology Centre, quickly developing as many prototypes as possible of ...

Questacon's Sarah Clark demonstrates the principle of "protostorming" at the National Science and Technology Centre, quickly developing as many prototypes as possible of objects that move in the wind, using simple materials, and then refining those designs.

Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos
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Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the ...

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the islands to give birth. Yet no whale pups have been seen.

Galapagos' giant dandelion forest
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Galapagos' giant dandelion forest

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
It might sound bizarre, but one of the Galapagos islands is so remote that it has allowed a species of dandelion to evolve independent of other competing species. These ...

It might sound bizarre, but one of the Galapagos islands is so remote that it has allowed a species of dandelion to evolve independent of other competing species. These dandelions grow so tall that they resemble huge rainforest trees.

Virtual fire saves lives
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Virtual fire saves lives

Clip from Scope
Science fire labs can give researchers valuable data and insights on fire behaviour, without setting fires to an actual location.

Science fire labs can give researchers valuable data and insights on fire behaviour, without setting fires to an actual location.

The dynamics of wetsuit fabric
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The dynamics of wetsuit fabric

Clip from Scope
Using an experiment, a group of students determine that thicker wetsuits are less stretchy and thinner suits are stretchier. But why is it so

Using an experiment, a group of students determine that thicker wetsuits are less stretchy and thinner suits are stretchier. But why is it so

Water molecules: solid, liquid and gas
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Water molecules: solid, liquid and gas

Clip from Scope
The movement of molecules up and down demonstrates energy how much energy is contained in the water. Rapid movement of molecules leads to steam water, while slow moving ...

The movement of molecules up and down demonstrates energy how much energy is contained in the water. Rapid movement of molecules leads to steam water, while slow moving molecules create ice.

Creating a healthy penguin habitat
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Creating a healthy penguin habitat

Clip from Scope
Biologists spend several hours a day creating the right environmental conditions for a penguin exhibit. Temperatures need to be similar to wild conditions in order to ...

Biologists spend several hours a day creating the right environmental conditions for a penguin exhibit. Temperatures need to be similar to wild conditions in order to encourage breeding.

Using a prism to explain rainbows and refraction
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Using a prism to explain rainbows and refraction

Clip from Scope
Sunlight hitting rain can give off different colours due to a splitting of wavelengths during refraction. Experiments can be done to explain the visible spectrum using a ...

Sunlight hitting rain can give off different colours due to a splitting of wavelengths during refraction. Experiments can be done to explain the visible spectrum using a simple prism to display refraction.

What is coral bleaching?
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What is coral bleaching?

Clip from Scope
Corals around the world are under threat because they are struggling to cope with predators such as starfish and the impacts of coral bleaching.

Corals around the world are under threat because they are struggling to cope with predators such as starfish and the impacts of coral bleaching.

How to build your own filtration device
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How to build your own filtration device

Clip from Scope
DIY can show how to make a homemade filtration testing centre, using natural and nonnatural materials for the filtration.

DIY can show how to make a homemade filtration testing centre, using natural and nonnatural materials for the filtration.

Why people love scary activities
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Why people love scary activities

Clip from Totally Wild
QUT amusement researcher Malcolm Burt explains why people enjoy thrill rides, revealing that in a safe society, scary activities fulfil a psychological need to "feel alive".

QUT amusement researcher Malcolm Burt explains why people enjoy thrill rides, revealing that in a safe society, scary activities fulfil a psychological need to "feel alive".

Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt
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Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt

Clip from Return To Lake Eyre: The Deluge
The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in ...

The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in history. The signs that the weather was turning began in 2009, when a deluge in the tropical north set the great desert rivers flowing through Central Australia. For the first time in years, the water flowed all the way to Lake Eyre, the huge salt pan in the dead heart of the continent. ABC TV reporter Paul Lockyer covered

The basics of Facebook
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The basics of Facebook

Clip from Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

Consequences, curses and keeping promises
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Consequences, curses and keeping promises

Clip from Holes
Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken ...

Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken promise to a fortune teller.

Training to stop asteroids hitting Earth
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Training to stop asteroids hitting Earth

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox explores NASA's underwater training facility, where people are training to space walk on asteroids, and demonstrates how an asteroid might collide with Earth.

Brian Cox explores NASA's underwater training facility, where people are training to space walk on asteroids, and demonstrates how an asteroid might collide with Earth.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox inspects the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, where 800,000 collections of seeds are stored, and meets conservationist Cary Fowler, who initiated the project.

Brian Cox inspects the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, where 800,000 collections of seeds are stored, and meets conservationist Cary Fowler, who initiated the project.

Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia
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Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Wedge Island seachangers
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Wedge Island seachangers

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators ...

Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators and recycled goods.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

How Beardyman turned coding into a career
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How Beardyman turned coding into a career

Clip from Coding: The Future is Creative
Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Seven plots of storytelling
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Seven plots of storytelling

Clip from Fry's Planet Word
Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Farming cobia fish
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Farming cobia fish

Clip from Scope
A look a Bribie Island's cobia fish breeding program.

A look a Bribie Island's cobia fish breeding program.

Empowering bystanders to stop cyberbullying
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Empowering bystanders to stop cyberbullying

Clip from Compass
Compass meets Project Rockit CEO Lucy Thomas, cofounder of a program taught in schools to encourage young people to intervene in cyberbullying.

Compass meets Project Rockit CEO Lucy Thomas, cofounder of a program taught in schools to encourage young people to intervene in cyberbullying.

Six degrees of separation
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Six degrees of separation

Clip from How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer
Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

The birth and death of stars illustrated
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The birth and death of stars illustrated

Clip from Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed ...

Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed to life on Earth.

Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan
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Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

A career as a helicopter pilot
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A career as a helicopter pilot

Clip from Going Places With Ernie Dingo
Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

Shark Bay's stromatolites
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Shark Bay's stromatolites

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ
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IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ

Clip from 101 Inventions That Changed The World
In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

Interview with a people smuggler
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Interview with a people smuggler

Clip from Ross Kemp's Britain
Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove
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Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove

Clip from First Australians
In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders ...

In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders Island.

Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war
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Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war

Clip from Royal Cousins At War
The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

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